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Artist Opportunities #230

This week's banner image is a detail of Baa-Andy Warhol by Art League artist Leslie Blackmon.
This week’s banner image is a detail of Baa-Andy Warhol by Art League artist Leslie Blackmon. Note: an earlier version of this caption misattributed the artist. Our apologies for the error.

See below for this week’s batch of exhibits to enter and other opportunities for artists. You can click here for recent posts in this category. Good luck!

“First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not.” — Octavia Butler

Manassas ArtBeat

Deadline: August 10. This exhibit sponsored by ArtBeat Gallery is open to individual artists or groups and will be held, rain or shine, in the Harris Pavilion in Old Town Manassas. Download the PDF prospectus →

Art in City Hall ’14–’15

Deadline: August 22. Online entry only. This installment of Art in City Hall has no theme. Entry is open to members of The Art League, Del Ray Artisans, the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association, Empowered Women International, and Convergence Art Center. Artists can also join one of these organizations (except for the TFAA, which has juried membership). More about Art in City Hall →

Inter-Generational Artist Residency

Deadline: September 5. The Barrie School and Winter Growth, an adult day and assisted living facility, are teaming up with The Art Gallery of University of Maryland to offer this exciting teaching artist opportunity. This Artist in Residence position is ideal for someone committed to engaging the community in an experiential art installation project. Applicants should have an interest in educating learners of all age levels, community outreach, and generational diversity. More about the residency →

Smithsonian Craft Show 2015

Deadline: September 14. Applications are now open for the 33rd annual Smithsonian Craft Show, taking place in April 2015. More about the Smithsonian Craft Show →

National Small Works Show

Deadline: September 22. The first national juried exhibition at Main Street Arts (Clifton Springs, NY) will be an exhibition of small works (12″ or less in any direction). Open to artists working in all media excluding film/sound and installation art. This exhibition is open to all U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. More about the exhibit →

Re-runs: there’s still time to make the deadlines for these opportunities:

Banned Books Week

Deadline: July 28. This call is open to artists who live and work in D.C. who are 18 years of age and older and/or organizations located in D.C. The DCPL Banned Book Week Exhibition: Unlimited Access is a temporary public art event at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library that asks artists to address the principles underlying the First Amendment with an emphasis on the freedom to read. More about “Unlimited Access” →

Art Maryland 2014

Deadline: August 31. Entry to this juried exhibit, sponsored by the Howard County Arts Council, is open to visual artists 18 years or older who live in Maryland or within a 100-mile radius of Ellicott City, MD. The juror for the exhibit, which runs from October 31–December 12, is Julia Marciari-Alexander, the new Executive Director of the Walters Art Museum. More about this exhibit →

Prince George’s Sampler

Deadline: September 6. The county’s annual juried exhibit is open to all artists and curators who are 18 years of age or older who live, work, study, or have a studio in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Juror: Myrtis Bedolla. Download the PDF prospectus →


Receiving: September 28 & 29. Entry to “Metamorphosis” at Del Ray Artisans is open to members and nonmembers. The juror is Elizabeth Ann Coleman, curator emeritus at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Download the PDF prospectus →

Hillyer Open Call

Deadline: September 28. Hillyer Art Space in Northwest DC is accepting the 2015/16 exhibition season. Hillyer presents monthly exhibitions and each accepted artist is given a room in the three-room gallery space to present their work. More info here →

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